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12/7/2014 12:00 AM
Reader questions fairness of Woodville stories
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Few local stories in recent years have seemed to cause as much emotional reaction as the tale of Moses, the Labrador retriever who wandered off his owners’ property last month and was shot in the leg by a Woodville policeman. …

12/7/2014 12:00 AM
We need to teach our children the truth
BY MARINA BOLOTNIKOVA BLADE EDITORIAL WRITER
After a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., last summer, President Obama implored protesters to find nonviolent ways to challenge the injustices that, he acknowledged, undeniably exist. …

12/7/2014 12:00 AM
Quest for justice
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
FERGUSON. Staten Island. Cleveland.

12/6/2014 12:00 AM
As seen through prism of perspective
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
Police shootings in this country are seen through prisms shaped by perspectives. Two distinct cultural and racial perspectives color the view. …

12/5/2014 12:00 AM
Don't forget about books — actual ones
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — One day last summer, one of my students came to my home. Later, she told me she noticed my house was full of books. “Can’t you guys afford a Kindle?” she asked. …

12/1/2014 12:00 AM
Golden-pitch statistic is out of left field
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
You don’t have to be a baseball fan to appreciate Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz’s excitement. Watching the seventh game of the World Series play out several weeks ago, he had an epiphany in the bottom of the ninth inning. He was witnessing history, and nobody else seemed to care. …

11/30/2014 12:00 AM
Obama’s immigration plan
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
President Obama’s executive order on immigration won’t affect Ohio as much as it will in such states as California, Texas, and New York — and other Midwestern states, including Michigan — that are home to larger numbers of undocumented immigrants. …

11/30/2014 12:00 AM
Colors of politics
BY DAVID M. SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — In autumn, the faraway hills here are so ablaze with color — shimmering reds, deep oranges — that no single hue or tint stands out. But in winter, the hills become a portrait in black and white. …

11/29/2014 12:00 AM
A vote for the 2014 Turkey of the Year
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
It is my distinct, if not sincere, pleasure to bring you the 2014 Turkey of the Year. …

11/28/2014 12:00 AM
Wait till next time
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — Almost from the moment he was elected chairman of Michigan’s Democratic Party last year, Lon Johnson had a one-word formula for success in this year’s election: turnout. …